Campbell, Calif. – The month of May marked two industry milestones with record sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and ChargePoint – the largest and most open EV charging network – reaching 5 million charging sessions. Combined, these benchmarks demonstrate how rapidly the EV industry is growing.
ChargePoint data shows that initially, it took nearly 4 years to reach the first milestone of one million charging session by EV drivers. With EV drivers plugging into the ChargePoint network every 9 seconds, drivers have now plugged in over 5 million times – a growth of a million sessions in just three months.
In parallel, the industry has seen tremendous growth. With a record 12,453 EVs sold in May alone, we now have 211,097 electric cars on the road – over double the number from May of 2013. (Based on reports from the Electric Drive Transportation Association).
We expect this pace to continue as more models become available, prices continue to drop and drivers continue to realize how EVs are better – they’re more reliable, cheaper to power and maintain, better for the environment and provide a more thrilling driving experience.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 18,000 charging locations. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.
ChargePoint’s real-time network information including the availability of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and the Nissan LEAF. Every 9 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 5 millioncharging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 4.3 million gallons of gasoline and driven 100 million gas free miles.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.